MP Paratroopers patrol along main Baghdad highway

By Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea, 3rd BCT PAO, 82nd Abn. Div., MND-BJune 23, 2009

BAGHDAD - Pfc. Leigh Matchison, of Fort Thomas, Ky., talks to some Iraqi children during a foot patrol June 13 along a major highway in the 9 Nissan district of eastern Baghdad. Paratroopers assigned to the Military Police Platoon, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, conducted the clearance operation on the frequently traveled highway in Baghdad to ensure the area was free of enemy activity.
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Pfc. Leigh Matchison, of Fort Thomas, Ky., talks to some Iraqi children during a foot patrol June 13 along a major highway in the 9 Nissan district of eastern Baghdad. Paratroopers assigned to the Military Police Platoon, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, conducted the clearance operation on the frequently traveled highway in Baghdad to ensure the area was free of enemy activity. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea, 3rd BCT PAO, 82nd Abn. Div., MND-) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Sgt. 1st Class James Volpe, of Hopewell, N.J., talks to a local shop owner in order to assess security along a major eastern Baghdad highway during a foot patrol in the 9 Nissan district of eastern Baghdad, June 13. Volpe, a platoon sergeant with the Military Police Platoon, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, patrols in the area in order to disrupt enemy activity along the highway.
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Sgt. 1st Class James Volpe, of Hopewell, N.J., talks to a local shop owner in order to assess security along a major eastern Baghdad highway during a foot patrol in the 9 Nissan district of eastern Baghdad, June 13. Volpe, a platoon sergeant with the Military Police Platoon, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, patrols in the area in order to disrupt enemy activity along the highway. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea, 3rd BCT PAO, 82nd Abn. Div., MND-) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Sgt. Richard Sheetz, of Galloway, N.J., keeps an eye for any suspicious activity during a foot patrol June 13 along a major highway in the 9 Nissan district of eastern Baghdad. Sheetz, a team leader, and Paratroopers assigned to the Military Police Platoon, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, conducted the clearance operation on the frequently traveled highway in Baghdad to ensure the area was free of enemy activity.
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Sgt. Richard Sheetz, of Galloway, N.J., keeps an eye for any suspicious activity during a foot patrol June 13 along a major highway in the 9 Nissan district of eastern Baghdad. Sheetz, a team leader, and Paratroopers assigned to the Military Police Platoon, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, conducted the clearance operation on the frequently traveled highway in Baghdad to ensure the area was free of enemy activity. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea, 3rd BCT PAO, 82nd Abn. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Staff Sgt. Carl Pope, of Canton, Ga., checks his surroundings in a neighborhood along a main highway in the 9 Nissan district of eastern Baghdad during a foot patrol June 13. Paratroopers assigned to the Military Police Platoon, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, conducted the clearance operation on the frequently traveled highway in Baghdad to disrupt enemy activity along the busy highway and protect the Iraqi people from such acts.
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Staff Sgt. Carl Pope, of Canton, Ga., checks his surroundings in a neighborhood along a main highway in the 9 Nissan district of eastern Baghdad during a foot patrol June 13. Paratroopers assigned to the Military Police Platoon, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, conducted the clearance operation on the frequently traveled highway in Baghdad to disrupt enemy activity along the busy highway and protect the Iraqi people from such acts. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea, 3rd BCT PAO, 82nd Abn. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Sgt. Andy Zeigler, of Fort Worth, Texas, looks at vehicles traveling along a main highway in the 9 Nissan district of eastern Baghdad during a foot patrol June 13. Paratroopers assigned to the Military Police Platoon, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, conducted the clearance operation on the busy highway in Baghdad to disrupt enemy activity and protect the Iraqi people.
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Sgt. Andy Zeigler, of Fort Worth, Texas, looks at vehicles traveling along a main highway in the 9 Nissan district of eastern Baghdad during a foot patrol June 13. Paratroopers assigned to the Military Police Platoon, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, conducted the clearance operation on the busy highway in Baghdad to disrupt enemy activity and protect the Iraqi people. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea, 3rd BCT PAO, 82nd Abn. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Sgt. 1st Class James Volpe, of Hopewell, N.J., gives some Iraqi children a fist pump greeting during a foot patrol June 13 along a major highway in the 9 Nissan district of eastern Baghdad. Volpe, a platoon sergeant with the Military Police Platoon, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, participated in the patrol in order to disrupt any enemy activity along the highway.
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Sgt. 1st Class James Volpe, of Hopewell, N.J., gives some Iraqi children a fist pump greeting during a foot patrol June 13 along a major highway in the 9 Nissan district of eastern Baghdad. Volpe, a platoon sergeant with the Military Police Platoon, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, participated in the patrol in order to disrupt any enemy activity along the highway. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea, 3rd BCT PAO, 82nd Abn. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL